Friday, December 11, 2009

10th Annual Spares Thanksgiving Redo

our house Dec 19th saturday starts at 2pm, bring a dish or drink, camping will be optional for the long haulers, shut up and eat!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Slab City Riot this saturday

Where: Slab City, Niland, CA (approx. 150 miles northeast from San Diego)
When: Meet at 10am Saturday at my house, ride/drive out, Some coming back that night, some doing the slab city camp out freakout

The Bands:
The Hudson Drags
Compton SF
Get Dead

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Econo Rod

Came across this old story about my first runner coupe, enjoy


Econo-Rods
Bring back the budget rods and customs The days of rich kids and moma's boys are over!
Question is: What could you do with $3000 dollars?

Body: late 31 model A 5 window chopped 3" Frame: Model A, boxed and kicked 6 inches Motor: Rebuilt 327 chevy with 3 dueces Tranny: Rebuilt turbo 350 Front-end: 4" dagoed I-beam with 40 ford brakes Rear-end: Narrowed 9" ford Rims: Steel slots 14" front/15" back

Now here's the scoop kids: I bought the body for $800 it was rough but work able, I replaced the passenger side quarter panel which I made from some 20 guage sheet metal. Chopped the top 3" and built a wood kit out of lumber from the ole home depot.

The frame I bought complete minus body from a little old lady who just wanted it out of here yard for $150. I kept the frame for the coupe and later got another frame and put the chassis back together and sold it for $700. Boxed and kicked the frame, built a tranny mount cross member and she was good to go. The steel slots were on the chassis from the little old lady and figured what the hell, painted em red and ran em.

The motor was another steal, I bought a 300amp lincoln welder for $60! I traded the welder for a 225 buzzbox and the rebuilt 327. My tranny is rebuilt thru Cottman, I traded 3 junk turbo 350's for 1 good one. The 3 duece set-up set me back $300 for the intake with 3 rebuilt carbs and air cleaners (I rattle canned em silver). Which actually I should take this time to thank my wife for, she won $3000 in Laughlin and gave me the $300!

Front-end was $125, 40 ford spindles $50 and brakes $150. I made all my wishbone radius rods which cost about $300 for front and rear. The rear end was $50 (which I traded some t-shirts for) me and my buddy Dana narrowed it ourselves. Yes the axle did break the first time,and the housing the second, but we figuired it out finally and it works great.

The coupe has a gas guage which is stock $10, speedo works and is from a core I bought for $5 greased up and threw in, not real accurate but who cares? Oil pressure guage was spendy at $60 from Moon liquid filled and fits in the stock amp guage spot. The water temp is a Moon guage that fits right into the top of the intake manifold and was $60.

Head lights are from spotlights off a fire truck for $45, and the tail lights are running lights off a trailer for $10, which leaves the radiator $250 and the grill $20 with a $4 insert.
Add it up kids, less than 3 grand for a daily driver!!!

Next project is a 30 sedan which I hope to drive for under $1500 Is it possible, I'll let ya Know

Never did finish that sedan......

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Jake's Sweet 88



Rumor has it an original 88 motor has been stashed for this, not sure I agree with getting rid of the 472 cadi motor, either way this rie is coming along great. good to see another piece of old iron back on the road


Saturday, August 22, 2009

New concrete for the auto lift


Really looking forward to the 2 post lift, years of rolling around in the dirt will soon end, was a bit worried by the lack of ethnic diversity but thankfully Fredo showed up and made the pour legit, special thanks to Pops, Mikey Ratt and T for making this happen.




Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Current state of the shovelhead in black and white


Pretty happy with this layout, need to button up some details, but don't think I'll be making and big changes anytime soon.


Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Spares Camp at Barona

Jimmy's 30 coupe, Reuban's 52 ford, Coco's 50 Mercury and Mikey's 63 Econoline



Jimmy racing another model a coupe both had 396's, 1 win 1 loss, close races each time


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Hippy Killer Party











Good times, camping, bats, t-bag, t-bone, off road rving, shralping, hopping fences, makers mark and more, congrats to craig on the baby boy fresh out of the oven and still made it over to kutty's

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Big 3

Another Big 3 passes, extended tailgating in a sea of rust and grease, counting the days until next year....
Mikey pinstriping Justin's car within the compound

no luck on this sale, guess i'll keep it for awhile

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Big 3 Auto Swap feb 27,28 and march 1

same as every year except we have expanded a bit, 7 spots ea 28-34, see you there, beanies should be done $10 each get em while we got em, be another 5 years before i ge around to making em again....

harley roller is sold

Friday, January 16, 2009

roller for sale




$1000 located in San Diego, can deliver locally, will ship at your expense

harley davidson roller project, frame has been hardtailed, was being set-up for shovelhead, needs work (meaning i would chop off the hardtail and redo it), wide glide front end, 16" ape hangers, 21" dual disk front wheel, 16" rear wheel with sprocket and disk, santee oil bag with filter in side, solo springer seat, mousetrap clutch, fat bob split tanks, front and rear fender, kick stand and sissy bar

pile of parts, just enough to get yourself into trouble or to impress your friends sitting in your garage making motor noises, parts just mocked up for picture, mainly just zip tied together, no title, bill of sale only, will disassemble and ship at your expense

may consider some trades, i like springers front ends, model a parts, irish whiskey and long walks in the park

jimmy@oldschool-hotrods.com
jimmy 619-518-6331